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GALLEGHER and Other Stories
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GALLEGHER and Other Stories

by Davis, Richard Harding

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1891. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. 8 pp undated ads. Original yellow printed wrappers. First Edition of Davis's first book (other than an 1884 wrappered piece written while he was a student at Lehigh). It was his newspaper story "Gallegher" that earned Davis the newspaper writer immediate fame; three of the ten tales also feature his character "Van Bibber," the man-about-town who would surface again in Davis's writings. Davis went on to become best-known as a major war correspondent in the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War (during which he died suddenly, at age 51). This is a copy in yellow printed wrappers, printed on laid paper, with 8 pages of ads. Blanck says the first printing is on wove paper with only 8 pages of ads (rather than 8+4 pages), but he also says the first printing consisted of 1,000 copies on wove paper in cloth plus 3,032 on laid paper in wrappers (as here) -- but "no copy in printed wrappers has been located." Very good-plus… Read more
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THE GAME

THE GAME

by London, Jack

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1905. With Illustrations and Decorations by Henry Hutt and T. C. Lawrence. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. 6 pp undated ads. Original grey-green cloth pictorially decorated in white and brown. First Edition, which consisted of 26,420 copies. In this prizefighting tale, Joe Fleming tries to convince his fiancée to accept his career by inviting her to watch him box (a precursor to the "Rocky" movies: the fight, blow-by-blow, occupies almost the entire second half of the book). Jack had long cherished a cult of the perfect male body... He had pictures taken of himself in bathing costume, flexing his muscles and shadowboxing. He took snapshots of George Sterling posing on the beach, wearing nothing. Obsessive descriptions of male Anglo-Saxon strength, grace, and sexuality began to creep into his novels, particularly THE GAME, written in the summer of 1904. In that romance of prizefighting, the hero expressed Jack's vanity about his own body -- his skin was fair as a… Read more
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GEOGRAPHY AND SOME EXPLORERS [1/30 signed]
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GEOGRAPHY AND SOME EXPLORERS [1/30 signed]

by Conrad, Joseph

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1924. [1 of 30 signed copies] London: Thirty Copies, numbered and signed by the Author, privately printed by Strangeways and Sons, January 1924. Original light brown wrappers, with glassine dust jacket. First Edition, being one of 30 copies numbered and signed by Conrad, this being No 13. Conrad wrote this as a general introduction for a serial called Countries of the World (in its inaugural February 1924 issue); a month later it appeared in the U.S., in the National Geographic. It was posthumously collected in LAST ESSAYS. This is a fine copy; the original glassine jacket is still present, and with scarcely any wear. Keating 203. Housed in a simple cloth slipcase.
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GEORGE'S MOTHER

GEORGE'S MOTHER

by Crane, Stephen

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1896. New York / London: Edward Arnold, 1896. 8 pp undated ads. Original tan cloth. First Edition of Crane's fourth book (just after THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE). This is a tale of a church-going mother and her idealistic expectations for her saloon-going son (Crane's mother and brother are much in evidence). Like Crane's first book, MAGGIE (A Girl of the Streets), this is a tale of the degradation of life in the slums of New York City's Bowery. GEORGE'S MOTHER has received almost no critical consideration at all, although it is eminently more satisfactory in its realism, more convincing in characterization, and less bizarre in style than MAGGIE... The depiction of the relationship between George and his mother is not only decidedly superior in its elaboration and psychology to that between Maggie and her mother, but is also Crane's most significant exploration of the relationship between parents and children. [Brennan] In 1900 (the year of Crane's death from consumption at age 28), Heinemann of London… Read more
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GHOST-STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY
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GHOST-STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY

by James, M[ontague]. R[hodes]

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1904. McBryde, James. With Four Illustrations by the late James McBryde. London: Edward Arnold, 1904. 16 pp ads dated Nov 1904. Original oatmeal burlap with yapped fore-edge. First Edition of M.R. James's first book, consisting of eight tales of the supernatural. James was Provost of King's College, Cambridge, where he also directed the Fitzwilliam Museum, and was later Provost of Eton -- but it is for his ghost stories, beginning with this volume, for which he is best remembered over a century later. He was one of the major medievalists of his era, and was also well-versed in popular fiction -- both of which helped him to write these tales. Written over a period of about ten years and originally read aloud to "patient friends, usually at the season of Christmas"... GHOST-STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY is generally taken to mark the beginning of the modern era of supernatural fiction. Most of his stories are concerned with the "evil that dieth not but lieth in wait," with a fine use of the exotica of… Read more
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GINGER & PICKLES

GINGER & PICKLES

by Potter, Beatrix

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1909. Potter, Beatrix. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1909. Original pale buff boards decorated in dark green, with color pictorial onlay. First Edition of this tale about a country village store, run by a tom-cat named Ginger and a terrier named Pickles. Ginger and Pickles do very well -- sort of: sales are great, since they provide unlimited credit, but they don't seem to care whether or not they ever get paid. Beatrix Potter based the tale upon an actual shop in Smithy Lane, Sawrey -- close to her Hill Top Farm. This was the third of her books to be issued in the larger format -- though beginning in 1930 it was reduced in size to the small format, along with "The Tale of" being added to the title (at that time two illustrations were modified to show biscuits and soap available in 1930). Copies were issued in pale olive green or in buff-colored boards; this copy is the latter. Condition is near-fine (spine slightly darkened, but scarcely any wear other than one small mark on… Read more
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GODFREY MORGAN

GODFREY MORGAN

by Verne, Jules

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1883. A Californian Mystery. Translated by W. J. Gordon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, n.d. [1883]. Original aqua-grey cloth pictorially decorated in black. First American hardbound edition of this tale originally published the year before as L'ECOLE DES ROBINSONS. The New York Times panned this effort [as cited in T&M]: M. Jules Verne has never written books strongly marked with common sense; they have on the contrary, offered unusual examples of the violation of all sensible ideas, and the successful violation... But when it comes to Godfrey Morgan's trip around the world, the submergeable steamer, the plot to give him a taste of that Robinson Crusoe life of which he had dreamed, the strain is too great. We are eager to be fooled, but the fooling must have some semblance of art; it must not be bald imbecility... Jules Verne has no right to inveigle the public into buying such a book on the strength of his former novels; it is an abuse of the good-nature of the public. Scribner would… Read more
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THE GOLDEN LEGEND

THE GOLDEN LEGEND

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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1852. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. Original blind-stamped brown cloth. First Edition, first printing. This is a book-length narrative poem based on a Middle High German romance by Hartmann von Aue [c.1170 - c.1210]; Longfellow's version was soon adapted as a cantata by Sir Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert & Sullivan). The first printing was actually published on Nov 29, 1851, and partway through the printing of the 3600 copies, it was decided to change the title page date from 1851 to 1852 (as here) -- neither version was published (released to the public) before the other; in fact the copyright deposit copy is one of the 1852-dated copies. This copy does have all twelve of the first-printing issue points enumerated by Blanck (the second and third printings were also dated 1852, but have these textual changes). This copy is in the standard brown binding (others were bound in "gift" bindings that had gilt decoration); there is no preliminary ad catalogue, present in some copies only. It… Read more
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THE GOLDEN LION OF GRANPERE. A Novel

by Trollope, Anthony

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1872. Fraser, F. A.. With Illustrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. 4 pp preliminary ads plus 4 pp at rear, undated. Original light brown printed wrappers. First American (and first illustrated) Edition, later issue, being No. 579 in Harper's Library of Select Novels. This tale takes place at the Lion d'Or, the only hotel in the small Lorraine village of Granpere; it is "not only Trollope's very best shorter book, but one of the most charming idylls in English literature" [Walpole]. THE GOLDEN LION was initially published serially in "Good Words" in Britain (Jan.-Aug. 1872) and in "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" in America (Feb.-Sept. 1872) -- both with 24 illustrations by F.A. Fraser. The London book edition was published right in the middle of this, in May 1872, but without illustrations; later in 1872 this Harper's edition was published, with all 24 of the Fraser illustrations that had appeared serially. (Tinsley's unillustrated London edition sold poorly, so he tried it again,… Read more
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A GOLDEN TREASURY of Songs and Lyrics
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A GOLDEN TREASURY of Songs and Lyrics

by (Parrish, Maxfield) Palgrave, Francis Turner

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1911. Pictures in Color Reproduced from Paintings by Maxfield Parrish. New York: Duffield & Co., 1911. Original very dark blue cloth with applied color illustration on the front cover. First Maxfield Parrish Edition of one of the most famous and oft-reprinted anthologies in the English language. A minor poet, Palgrave published a dozen books of verse which are now forgotten but he is remembered chiefly as an anthologist; THE GOLDEN TREASURY, compiled with the help and advice of his friend Tennyson [to whom the 1861 first edition was dedicated], is probably the most famous anthology of poems and lyrics in the English language. [CGEL] This edition illustrated by Maxfield Parrish was published on the 50th anniversary of that first edition; there are eight color plates on glossy paper, each with tissue guard printed in red, plus illustrated endpapers. Condition is very good-plus, perhaps near-fine (light wear at the binding extremities).
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GOOD STORIES of Man and Other Animals

GOOD STORIES of Man and Other Animals

by Reade, Charles

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1884. With Illustrations by E.A. Abbey, Percy MacQuoid and Joseph Nash. London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 32 pp ads dated Sept 1884. Original red cloth decorated in black. First Edition of this collection of fourteen short "good stories" -- about twenty pages each, on average. One of the more amusing -- or enraging, depending on one's point of view -- is "Exchange of Animals," where, opposite an illustration of a woman held with a leash on an auction block (this book was published two years before THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE, which would open with a very similar event), a man says, Gentlemen, I have to offer to your notice my wife... It is her wish as well as mine to part for ever, and will be sold without reserve to the highest bidder. Gentlemen, the lot now offered for competition has been to me a bosom serpent. I took it for my comfort and the good of my house; but it became my tormentor, a domestic curse, a night invasion, and a daily devil. The Lord deliver us from termagant wives, and… Read more
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GREAT BRITAIN AND THE NEXT WAR
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GREAT BRITAIN AND THE NEXT WAR

by Doyle, A. Conan

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1914. [in original glassine] Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1914. Original rose paper-covered boards pictorially decorated in black, with original plain glassine wrapper. First Edition (there was no British edition). Doyle wrote this in 1913 (at which time it appeared in the Fortnightly Review), but it was not published in book form (as here) until September 1914 -- the month after "The Guns of August." Doyle wrote this in response to Bernhardi's "Germany and the Next War," in which Bernhardi laid out Germany's plans for conquest. [Doyle] argued the need for a Channel tunnel to keep the supply lines open in the event of a submarine blockade -- a threat which he described in vivid detail in 'Danger!'. After the war, when the need [for a tunnel] had diminished, he was satisfied that his argument had been vindicated... 'When our descendants compute the sums spent in shipping and transshipping in the great war, the waste of merchant ships and convoys,… Read more
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

by Dickens, Charles

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1861. Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition. [In Two Volumes.] Illustrated from Drawings by F.O.C. Darley and John Gilbert. New York: James G. Gregory, 1861. Original dark green cloth. Very early American Edition -- the first to deposit copies at the Library of Congress -- of one of Dickens's most-loved novels (being volumes of the "Household Edition"). There has been much controversy over which is the first American edition -- this edition by Gregory, or Peterson's edition. This Gregory edition was long regarded as the first American edition, but Walter Smith's 2012 bibliography of Dickens's American editions gives the nod to Peterson's, with considerable information on this controversy. In the meantime here is the brief known history... On November 15, 1860, Harper entered a copyright for the book, and then serialized the tale in Harper's Weekly beginning on November 24 and ending on August 3, 1861 (however, there is no book edition published by Harper in… Read more
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS. In Three Volumes
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS. In Three Volumes

by Dickens, Charles

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1861. [in original cloth] Second Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. Original wavy-grain blind-stamped violet cloth with gilt-decorated spines. "Second Edition," so-called on the three title pages (technically the second of the five slightly-differing 1861 impressions of the first edition). GREAT EXPECTATIONS was one of the few Dickens novels that did not first appear in monthly serial parts; instead it appeared in 36 weekly numbers of Dickens's periodical All The Year Round. Also, GREAT EXPECTATIONS was one of only two Dickens novels not to be illustrated as a first edition (the other being HARD TIMES). The five "editions" of this three-decker all have title pages dated 1861; the first (with no mention of an "Edition" on the title pages) was in the public's hands by July 6th; this "Second" was published on August 5th, followed by the "Third" on August 17th, the "Fourth" on September 21st, and the "Fifth" on October 30th. Although Walter Smith (in 1982) stated "these first five issues… Read more
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THE GREAT K. & A. ROBBERY

THE GREAT K. & A. ROBBERY

by Ford, Paul Leicester

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1897. New York: Dodd Mead and Company, 1897. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in black and red. First Edition of this tale, based on fact, of the foiling of a robbery of the Kansas and Arizona Railroad; in 1926 it was made into a Tom Mix western. This copy is of the first issue, with the word "Train" omitted from the title page -- the binding reads THE GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY; this important word was restored in subsequent printings. The attractive binding shows two oncoming steam engines; this copy is just about fine (a couple of small faint spots on the rear cover, frontispiece tissue torn). Blanck 6213; Glover & Greene 181; see Johnson p. 33, where he says "'The Great K. & A. Train Robbery'.... is one of the really good detective stories."
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THE GREAT K. & A. ROBBERY

THE GREAT K. & A. ROBBERY

by Ford, Paul Leicester

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1897. New York: Dodd Mead and Company, 1897. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in black and red. First Edition of this tale, based on fact, of the foiling of a robbery of the Kansas and Arizona Railroad; in 1926 it was made into a Tom Mix western. This copy is of the first issue, with the word "Train" omitted from the title page -- the binding reads THE GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY; this important word was restored in subsequent printings. The attractive binding shows two oncoming steam engines; this is a fine copy (corners very slightly bumped). Blanck 6213; Glover & Greene 181; see Johnson p. 33, where he says "'The Great K. & A. Train Robbery'.... is one of the really good detective stories."
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THE GREEN RAY

THE GREEN RAY

by Verne, Jules

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1883. Translated from the French by Mary de Hauteville. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1882. Original ochre cloth pictorially decorated in brown, black and green. First British Edition (and first edition in English). This tale is a bit different from many of Verne's -- a love story sited in Scotland, though as always with its share of scientific imponderables (a girl refuses to marry the man her uncles have chosen for her unless she sees the mysterious "green ray," which would tell her it is true love). The front cover shows Helena and Oliver with eyes fixed upon one another, while the crowd behind them has all eyes fixed upon "the green ray." This British edition was published in September 1883 -- a month before George Munro's pirated version in his wrappered "Seaside Library"; there was no American hardbound edition of this Verne tale until 1965. In our experience THE GREEN RAY is one of the very few toughest UK first editions of Jules Verne… Read more
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THE GUNMAKER OF MOSCOW;

THE GUNMAKER OF MOSCOW;

by Cobb Jr., Sylvanus

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1888. or, Vladimir the Monk. New York: Robert Bonner's Sons, 1888. Original buff wrappers. First Edition in book form, published in the year following the death of this prodigious New England writer (born in Maine). This tale had first appeared in the New York Ledger in 1856, the year in which Cobb began his lifelong association with that periodical. To it [the Ledger], in thirty-one years, he contributed 130 novelettes, 834 short stories, and 2,305 brief sketches! (There already lay behind him 36 published novelettes and 200 short stories.)... As a literary figure Cobb hardly exists; but he is of interest as the first American to apply "mass production" methods to writing. His stories were immensely popular, since they were nicely fitted to the viewpoints and opinions of the semi-literate public at which they were aimed; they were at once moral and sensational, romantic and naive, pious and sentimental. He had real dramatic skill and a certain knack for rough-and-ready… Read more
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